DATOS, shortlisted as finalist in IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards 2020 

17 Mar 2020 2:32 PM

13 March 2020 - The Remote Sensing and Data Science: DATOS Help Desk of the DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) is shortlisted as one of the finalists in the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) 2020 Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) under the Public Safety- Disaster Response/ Emergency Management category. DATOS is the only project from the Philippines nominated this year.

The category recognizes the best projects and initiatives on ensuring public safety, including (but not limited to) emergency services such as early warning systems, and 911 systems.

Now on the public voting phase of the competition, DATOS shall undergo the rigorous six-step process that involves input from various stakeholders – from the public, IDC Analyst assessment, and the International Advisory Council. The winners for the 14 Smart City initiatives categories will be selected through this process.

Currently on its sixth year, the IDC Government Insights methodically carries out a 6-phase benchmarking assessment to determine the top projects across 14 functional smart city domains.

The DATOS Project conducts R&D and produces outputs to be included in data-driven decision support systems. The project also provides Filipinos and various agencies with advanced, quick, understandable, and reliable earth observation data solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) challenges and other applications.


The voting period will run from March 16 to April 3 2020. Click https://idc.com/ap/smartcities/  to access the public voting site.


International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets.

Since 2007, IDC has predicted, chronicled, and analyzed Asia Pacific cities’ remarkable shift to its "3rd Platform” which is the Smart City solutions for innovation and growth, built on cloud, mobile, social, and big data technologies.

Smart Cities catalyze the digital transformation of urban ecosystems to produce systemic environmental, financial, and social outcomes. Smart Cities are, by definition, focused on using emerging technologies and innovation to make cities more livable, and offer new services and economic opportunities. The cities in the Asia Pacific have made significant strides in the Smart Cities arena leveraging technology and realigning with the needs and expectations of citizens and residents.